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CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
vice presidential candidate, he wants to focus on president obama, not the guy joe biden across the stage from him. and it's a big moment for paul ryan who when he had a big moment, at the republican convention did very well, guys. >> john, absolutely, we're going to be watching those and john will be with us throughout the program tonight. we want to bring in larry kudlow. you take a look at what's happening this time around, people are tuning into this. this is a game changer tonight. >> massive. biden's trouble is he has to stop the bleeding. the odd thing about this is, obama had his clock cleaned in the debate last week. worse than that, he had his clock cleaned in the week after the debate chasing down sesame street. one of the dumbest things i've seen for a guy who's usually pretty smart and run a good campaign until recently. biden has to stop the bleeding tonight. that's one of his goals. >> you would agree, he is a better debater than his own boss by a function of one or two? >> i guess i might agree with that. i guess i might agree with that. in relation to what obama did
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 10:00am PDT
point of view of the obama/biden team that people would find him just a little too smirky, a little too aggressive, a little too rude, a little too smiley at inappropriate points. so that was definitely a better piece on the golly locks style than the president had it, but i'm still looking for that just right moment. >> now karen, you wrote that it was a do over as much as a debate. >> it was. >> discuss. >> well, i think that, you know, he was out there as much as anything, he was out there to try to undo some of the damage from president obama's own disappointing performance and he had two audiences. he had the disspirited democratic base who probably was thrilled to see him feisty and fighting, but i agree with ruth, for that slice of the electorate that is potentially on the fence here, or was feeling a little, you know, upset and leaning toward romney as a result of that earlier debate it may have come off as his manner may have come off as either disrespectful or at worse ba foonish. >> michael, what about paul ryan and his approach? was he, you know, too cold, compared to biden'
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm PDT
and got to, of course, attack the obama biden record but above all sort of consolidate what romney did in the first debate and not let biden undercut it. >> geraldo: so you think that joe biden has to do something the president did not. he has to take it to his opponent? >> he is totally going to do that. not to ryan but to romney. if i were biden i would take all 45 minutes of the 90 minutes i have to attack romney both on the record and romney was wrong about the $5 trillion tax cut and doesn't do anything for the unsinced. uninsured. and raise things that obama didn't raise for whatever reason. the 47%. george w. bush was not mentioned in the debate wednesday night. bain capital. it will be a big assault both personal and in policy terms on mitt romney from joe biden. puts paul ryan in a tricky position. he would like to go on the offensive. he is good at prosecuting that record, the debt and obama care and all that but he also has to defend romney and got to lot let biden undercut what romney did on wednesday night. >> geraldo: i read something that you wrote that suggested tha
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
more taxes in a second obama term, biden answered people making more than a million dollars or more. totally misleading. the associated press today reports that obama's proposed tax increase reaches individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000 a year. and number three, there was biden's defense of the hhs contraception mandate. >> no religious institution, catholic or otherwise, including catholic social services, georgetown hospital, mercy hospital, any hospital, none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. that is a fact. >> laura: false. today the u.s. conference of catholic bishops rebuked the vice president noting that the so-called accommodation, the obama administration promised for catholic hospitals, universities, and other religious charities isn't an accommodation at all. they will all still serve as a vehicle for contraception, abore that face drugs and sterilizations because their health insurance premiums still will cov
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
room obama campaign manager said biden proved it was ryan who was unprepared. >> he got past paul ryan's index card talking points and got into the details. that's exactly what the american voters wanted. >> reporter: both campaigns concede what happened here in kentucky may not have a lasting effect on the polls but may have set a new combative tone to the race that could carry into the debate on tuesday. >> jim acosta thanks very much. let's go to the democrats now. they're also declaring victory as the joe biden in your face performance is what the president needed. although he wrapped up a rally in of all places paul ry's home state of wisconsin. >> i'm sure you observed last night we had a little bit of a debate. with a gentleman and he is a gentleman, a gentleman from wisconsin, congressman ryan who -- no. i hardly agree with anything he says, but i want to tell you i think he's a decent guy. and he has a beautiful family. and he's a great husband and father. and for that i have great respect for him. [ applause ] but you know anyone who watched that debate i don't think the
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of this race? >> very important. and in a stunning reversal of fortune. her important than the obama-biden team. most believe that the romney candidacy surged after that last week's performance. that's a lot. vice president biden's job is to eat away at that bounce. but the expectations are so low for paul ryan. people aren't expecting a lot. bottom line, given their contrast in character and in values, the outcome very much in doubt. put it together, biden and ryan should put on quite a show. >> and that's a show we'll be carrying here for you and we'll have comments after. thank you very much, larry. >>> still to come at 6:00, sentencing day for jerry sandusky. ha he said in court today. >>> plus, losing our religion. interesting new research on faith in america. >>> the potential health benefits for a diet rich in tomatoes. >>> and a carcinogen has been seeping under the south bay for decades. the investigation is up next. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirt
PBS
Oct 13, 2012 12:00am PDT
obama-biden are on abortion to a large degree. they're waiting to hear and moortantly to see something outside of that issue. and let's just see, does anybody ever talk about men's issues. what are these women's issues. all issues are men's issues. i want to put out i think all issues should be women's issues. >> brown: that si a fair point. i always think about asking as a general question. but pollster was do look, let me go back to you on this question, because the polls, recent polls in particular show that governor romney closed what had been a very large gap, especially among women voters just in the last week. so what do you think's going on there and what do you think are the issues driving that? >> well there are two things going on. first of all we need to remember that, and kellyanne said it as well, women voters didn't like mitt romney, at all. by 20 points they personally disliked him going into that first debate. they saw an mitt romney that was very different than what they had expected and saw someone that they thought was much more rod mate-- moderate, more likable tha
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
president obama gave vice president biden's performance a thumbs-up last night. he watched the debate aboard air force one, returning from one of his last fund-raising events before the election. the president chided mr. romney for calling himself, quote, severely conservative. and now, trying to reinvent himself as a moderate. >>> and during a campaign swing in north carolina, mitt romney went after the obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack in libya. romney accused the president of failing to, quote, grasp the seriousness of the incident. mitt romney will join his running mate in the state of ohio. >>> little perspective of last night's debate. it may have been contentious. but at least it didn't get physical. check out this faceoff between two veteran california democrats, running for the same seat. at one point, congressman brad sherman grabbed his opponent, congressman howard berman, and shouted, do you want to get into this? the audience, hooting and hollering, until a sheriff's deputy had to step in to separate them. >> take it out outside, fellas. it's getting
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
romney was widely viewed over being victorious over president obama. joe biden has to avoid making a gaffe. the president said he has confidence in joe biden. >> i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman right june a smart -- is smart and he's an effective speaker -- ryan is a smart and effective speaker but his idea are wrong and joe knows that. >> reporter: ryan says the two actually get along quite well. they know eacher from -- each other from capitol hill. back to you. >> you can watch the debate right here on the news at 67:00 right here -- 6:00 right here. the news of ktvu will follow. we're providing live coverage on our app and live streaming. >>> according to data from state election board, more democrats than republicans have registered to vote in most battleground states including florida and nevada. campaign says a deeper look also shows an uptick in latinos and young people. >>> more than half of california schools met the state-wide academic achievement award. the score is calculated from different state standardized tests. the route says middle school students mad
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
vice president biden for the reasons that you just mentioned, is president-elect obama going to come out and be aggressive. they need to do something to change the narrative that came out of the presidential debate last week. i expect him to come out and try and do that this evening. >> shep: we got mighty good housing numbers. the conventional wisdom is that if the news is good, the sitting candidate, the one who is already in office, has the edge on those matters. how do you attack that? >> i think we all hope for good news. we all hope the economy starts coming back around, that people get back to work. if you look at second quarter growth numbers this last year, those have been adjusted downward to 1.3%. you still have fuel prices of more than doubled since the president took office, health insurance costs are up 29%, college tuition up 25%. as i said earlier, incomes are down. and so we've got serious economic problems in this country that need to be addressed that aren't being addressed. we need to change the direction of the country. that's what a romney-ryan ticket will
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
bull. but i expect biden not to play barack obama. i watched biden. i think he'll counterpunch and do it effectively and i think if he does, he wins. chris: any thoughts? >> there will be a lot of worries. this will be very interactive and a great debate. i'll wait before i see it. >> no fair. >> she reserves the right. >> i'm going to call it a draw. i think joe biden is pretty good in debates. and paul ryan is very smart. i think he's going to have a great night. i think they're going to meet -- chris: one thing about the media i'm not a media critic, but i think we say gaffe and in his case i think we are gaffes and used the wrong word and could have said the middle class is being squeezed instead of buried and no comment about it but if somebody says something in the back room and i don't give a damn about half the country, that's not a gaffe but a revelation. >> biden by the way knows this debate is a really big deal. chris: yeah. >> biden has to keep it together. but if he does, he has a major advantage and that is most of the stuff that ryan is selling, especially on the econom
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
jumping three points while the obama-biden ticket dropped three. the impact of the debate seems greater among independents with that voting bloc jumping five points in support of team romney while team obama dropped 7 points. president obama's opinion stayed the same after the debate while gove romney's rose four percentage points. that gives him a one point lead. still when you factor in the margin of error it is still too close to call. how did the president and governor romney did at the debate? both are weighing in. >> well, governor romney i had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> well, it is not the first time i've had a bad night. >> well, obviously the president wasn't happy with the response to our debate last night. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> well i, you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. jon: joining us now is karl rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor. i want to get your take on that advice from the president. he said let joe be joe. isn't that ki
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:45pm EDT
, because this is -- this is an important one that barack obama, he voted for in '05. senator biden, you would remember that, in that energy plan that obama voted for, that's what gave those oil companies those big tax breaks. your running mate voted for that. you know what i had to do in the state of alaska. i had to take on those oil companies and tell them, "no," you know, any of the greed there that has been kind of instrumental, i guess, in their mode of operation, that wasn't going to happen in my state. at that's why tillerson exxon and mulva at conocophillips, bless their hearts, they're doing what they need to do, as corporate ceos, but they're not my biggest fans, because what i had to do up there in alaska was to break up a monopoly up there and say, you know, the people are going to come first and we're going to make sure that we have value given to the people of alaska with those resources. and those huge tax breaks aren't coming to the big multinational corporations anymore, not when it adversely affects the people who live in a state and, in this case, in a country who sho
PBS
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
tax stuff. didn't get the medicare. but the chief biden-obama vulnerability is still tlk, the lack of a positive agenda. so you saw both vulnerabilities. >> that is what i wanted to ask both of you. if you think one or the other got the better of more arguments or less or it was a draw? i mean how did you see it on the just the sum total of the arguments that they were making? >>. >> probably belying my own biaseses with. >> woodruff: that is why we have you here. >> and mr. bias, i thought biden, i thought biden had a bigger task to perform tonight and i thought he did it. ryan's job was certainly not to lose momentum from last week and i think what was fascinating to me was that biden when asked of romney a lot more ferrociously and aggressively than ryan went after president obama, until the very end. >> woodruff: . >> ifill: in the foreign policy section, on which there was a lot. he did say more than once it was devastating shall and the unraveling of u.s. foreign policy. so he yearly was going after the obama administration policy when it came to foreign policy. >> but in a s
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
union. the state of the union is not very good right now because of the policies of obama and biden. what you will see tonight is along with the rhetoric, what you will see as a result of that was the mainstream media posse tomorrow morning will probably want to give a quota and " win -- "win" to joe biden. kill biden is passionate about the wrong things. -- joe biden is passionate about the wrong things. paul ryan was pulled together. what he was trying to explain was that the republican platform is build on this notion of an powering the individual, small businesses, the middle class, the average, everyday americans. they are looked -- not looking for government to take the flukes -- the fruits of our labor and redistribute it. >> some spin and reaction from fox news. -- matt miller on our facebook page -- what did you think tonight, tom? independent mind. caller: i thought vice president biden spent a lot more time on democratic talking points than he did on actual solutions and issues. i thought he came off as smirking, snarky, and i really thought mr. ryan thought -- came acros
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 11:30pm EDT
country. now again here biden staying on the attack questioning ryan's understanding of the obama administration's policy to train afghan troops to take over the fight against the taliban. >> it's the most dangerous place in the world. >> that's why we don't want to send fewer -- >> that's why we should send americans in to do the job. you'd rather americans >> no. we are already sending americans to do the job but fewer of them. >> that's right. we're sending in more afghans to do the job, afghans to do the job. >> you know, this post debate spin has already gone into high gear tonight. republicans sending out dozens of e-mails to reporters tonight questioning the vice president's facts of what they say are distortions of. in turn democrats are also spinning this saying that paul ryan could simply not explain in their words the policies on which he and mitt romney are campaigning on in order to get elected. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. so who did the better job connecting with americans tonight? depends who you ask. we're getting reaction from both sides this evening. republican st
FOX News
Oct 13, 2012 2:00am EDT
was a good line he had. joe biden came out and do what obama didn't do. attack, make points and reaffirm everything. one time i asked you to make you coffee, i didn't know i called you "honey." if at 60, i start dating again i should get permission from my wife. she might be watching now. i did take cable out of the house. it's a shame because biden hurt himself. whether he believed him or not, he was control of the issue and environment, confident. conversing in all areas. but his actions when he wasn't speaking spoke of somebody who comes off as bullying and distracting. then i saw tom brokaw this morning, he said you should not be laughing in a discussion about thurmonuclear war with iraq. his content was good, demeanor was awful. he hurt himself with how he acted. >> andrea: i wonder what the ladies of "the view" thought? >> brian: they would have loved that. embraced it. >> andrea: that is the liberal stereotype. dress people dun and cocky and rude and arrogant. they think it's funny. if you watch the liberal networks they think he did a great job. one of the cnn analysts,
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
one late night show insist president obama and vice president biden are continue to try out and search for the perfect general election campaign slogan. >> you can't, you should and don't even try. >> there's no jobs for human spirit the economy is bad. it's all my fault and i can't fix it. >> i'm betting on china. >> i'm in over my head. >> not enough money to pay the bank. and we have to move. >> you should vote for mr. romney. >> apparently one should manage to get some behind the scenes video of the president. we told you last week about for lucky donors who won a campaign contest to a dinner with president obama. at least they thought they were lucky until the bill came. >> watch would have been. not a fancy place but watch what happens when the check comes. the check is put down. the president very slyly slides it across. >> and look how much the check is. $14 trillion. 14 trillion. >> thanks everybody. that is it for this special report. >> you couldn't make it up, but why bother? there it is. i want to thank steve and just encase has the urge to start drinking of the, we
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
president. i think joe biden and barack obama have done an outstanding job. i already know who i am going to vote for. >> what issue is most important to you this year in the election? >> health care. mitt romney and paul ryan want to take everything from us, and i don't think that is bare. -- out of think that is fair. >> speaking of politics, let's go to the other side of the aisle and introduce you to the colleget of cedntre democrats. he is a history major and government maj. we like those kind of majors at c-span here, mr. miller. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for asking me to be on give us a sense of what the campus has been like. what is your view of how the last couple of weeks have been unfolding, with all the logistics, sponsors, and the like, in a town of 16,000. >> i have to tell you, starting way back last november, we were so excited when we heard we were going to be hosting the only vice-presidential debate, and the excitement has just been built up on leading up to the debate. our student population has been incredibly receptive. the two groups have worked g
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
here says, this is why. >> you know the phrase you always use, obama and biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars, guess what? yes, we do in one regard. we want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have to bear the burden of all of that money going to the super wealthy. >> so, are promises of massive tax hikes, taxing the jobs market? hi, everyone, i'm brenda buttner, this is bulls and bears, here they are, bulls and bears this week, gary b smith, tobin smith, jonas max ferris, along with julian epstein and larry, talk about future tax hikes, holding back a jobs recovery? >> that's right, that's right, brenda. well, you know, certainly for consumers that are work being that have 401(k) plans they may be feeling more confident these days, but their employers don't share the optimism. they're worried what's ahead and what's ahead are future tax increases, for small business owners still, these are people that own delis and dry cleaners and pave your driveways, not fat cats and million fairs and billionaires, they're average work people and concerne
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
run from is president obama's record. >> joe biden has passion. paul ryan relies on power points. he'd better have specifics or he will likely be called out. joe biden will rely on foreign policy experience. he has been known to be gaffe prone. >> he made that all remark about the chains. >> what you see is what you get with the vice president. we think that is a real asset. and you trust them. you know that he is being honest. is there an advantage? republicans say of course. >> joe biden has been doing this since the 1800's. >> tonight, joe biden will make mincemeat of paul ryan. >> keep in mind, either way this is their first and only debate. there is no second chance. >> you can watch the vice- presidential debate right here on abc 7. coverage begins at 9:00. we invite you to log on to wjla.com/reaact from a smart phone or tablet. >> of family just 26 -- the race for president is tightening. mitt romney and president obama are hitting the battleground states. many of the key states are up for grabs. according to the new university survey, governor romney now leads in colorado
FOX News
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
biden is trying to get out of the deficit that obama created in the first -- >> bob: that's exactly right. >> dana: biden had a different job last night. actually paul ryan's job was to appeal to seniors and to women. i think he nailed that. and so, whereas some of the other lines he might not have won the point, actually overall he won overall with his base, too. >> andrea: if the strategy is to rally the base, the base is women. the democratic base. war on women. they went in to this, pew research found that 51% of voters already had an unfavorable view of the vice president. he did himself no favors. >> eric: that is an important poll. i bet that number goes up after that. he was not likable. everything he did, the smilin smiling, smugness, he cut off paul ryan 82 times in 90 minutes. that is almost impossible to do. the other thing is "wall street journal" points this out. he was on the attack. they call it bully versus the wonk. he was on the attack. meaning joe biden, all night. every time he attacked paul ryan on a topic, it was wrong. his facts were -- >> bob: it was not wro
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the romney/ryan ticket is in a place that the obama/biden ticket is not. >> well, you made a point that i like to make. we can argue about a lot of issues as i said. there were a lot of issues debated last night like benghazi which are vitally important but not exactly a voting issue. a voting issue is an issue like gun rights to some people who are hunters or sportsmen. they will vote on that issue alone. many women are watching very carefully what these male politicians are saying about their rights and that's how they vote sometimes. >> well, indeed, and as well they should. it's tempting to say that, well, paul ryan might be the extremist here, mitt romney, he's the reasonable guy and he's at the head of the ticket. that's exactly what paul ryan is saying now. well, it's romney's ticket so -- >> depends which day of the week. >> yeah, exactly. but actually mitt romney is not so moderate himself. if you look back at his record, which is really one long series of equivocations and calibrations on the subject of abortion, you realize that he doesn't really have any strong personal
CW
Oct 7, 2012 8:30am PDT
about? >> absolutely. joe biden foras asplasid as obama was the other night, biden will be as tough. he's going to throw out red meat and go after ryan on his stance on abortion, women's issues. he's going to hit the social issues and it's going to be about foreign policy, which ryan has very, very limited experience. >> and medicare. i imagine he will try to deliver what obama didn't, the message that, in their opinion, the republicans are going to mess with medicare, right? >> by the end of the debate, the the world will assume that paul rysunis spending the $716 million of medicare money. it won't continue to be obama and biden will make sure that happens. >> but he has a propensity for putting his foot in his mouth? >> that is what makes it great television. you don't know what is going to happen or he's going to say. >> great television. okay. [ laughter ] this is civics, okay in. >> for political views, it's great television. >> and this is such an incredible contrast in age. >> yeah. >> ryan looks like he's 25 and biden looks like he's three times 25. so, it's going to be int
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 10:30pm EDT
winner was definitely biden. everything they said that barack obama did wrong biden tried to make up for it. you're not going to hear anybody say that he was listless, that he was lethargic, that he lacked passion. he came on strong. came on from the start. his only weak answer was the one you pointed out where he never answered the question was there an intelligence failure, but as evening went on, i thought he got much stronger. didn't like the sort of smiling inappropriately which i think set people off, but in terms of substance, in terms of zeal, biden energized the base and he stopped maybe the conversation like whatever happened to the candidate. >> let's talk about the tone the vice president brought to this tonight. at one point calling congressman ryan's remarks marlakey, various times throwing his arms up in the air being dismissive of what the congressman had to say. as the people are asked over the next couple days how they viewed this debate, is there a danger in the tone that joe biden took tonight in his aggressiveness against congressman ryan? >> i think he didn't ha
CW
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm CDT
. president obama said biden was terrific. voters narrowly favored ryan. results for a statistical tie. while the candidates came out pretty even according to the polls. political analyst paul lisnek says joe biden gave democrats what they needed. a pro-life congressman and physician once had a relationship with a patient and reportedly persuaded her to have an abortion. the huffington post says tennessee republican scott desjarlais told the woman during a phone call in 2000 quote: "you told me you'd have an abortion." it appears the phone call took place before he finalized his divorce from his wife in 2001. a spokesperson for the congressman didn't deny the report, but wrote it off as old news. desjarlais is up for reelection in november. later calls for a criminal probe grow as more deaths and illness are reported in connection to that meningitis outbreak. but first scary warning from the nation's defense secretary about cyber attacks against the u-s. and the perfect appetizer that can be prepared in advance of a dinner party.. lobster deviled [ "i'm only human" plays ] humans -- sometimes
PBS
Oct 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
its deeply diminished what he had to say. >> compared to president obama's performance, joe biden did an outstanding job. he was aggressive. but he smiles too much. he smiled at times when it was not necessary. but that was not the smart they came across the face of paul ryan. -- that was not the smirk that came across the face of paul ryan. i think he made the points that he needed to make. >> basically, two-person debates are far better when both people show up and they showed up. [laughter] of like a week ago when only one showed up. -- unlike a week ago when only one showed up. paul ryan played it naturally cool for his first national test. and i thought joe biden had democrats pulling back off the ledge from the third floor window where they were ready to plunge. i think he made the case. i think he nailed paul ryan a couple of times specifically on the lack of any details on the tax plan. secondly, paul ryan is request for a stimulus find, two written request, those were one of the few times that paul ryan knew better than to respond. >> what about on medicare, social securi
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 11:00am EDT
back to the main events. barack obama probably will tone it down a bit from biden's intensity. he's going to try to make romney look insincere. here's how bill clinton pulled it off with a gentle dismissal of bob dole in their town hall-style debate back in 1996. >> i think wisdom comes from age, experience and intelligence. and if you have some of each -- and i have some of each age, some experience, some intelligence. >> i can tell you that i don't think he's too old to be president. it's the age of his ideas that i question. >> that's letting him down easy, isn't it? the question, is his challenger is right there with him some terms of the polling. he has to be perhaps a little more forceful, how does he put it together? >> he's got to find that place. they've been struggling in terms of trying to find -- they made it through the crucial decision back in the spring, which was to paint romney not as a flip-flopper, but to paints him as a right-wing extremist. and that worked for them from the spring through the summer all the way through september. romney helped them. he gave them
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
onboard after president obama's demoralizing defeat in round one last week. so from where biden -- so biden, you can see it, the smirk, the laughs and those one-liners. those who like him say this was good. it was aggressive and it was commanding. those who don't like him say this was rude, and it was unhinged and paul ryan, keeping his cool, punching back, he's out to prove that he is prime for the national stage. cnn's dana bash looking now at all the highlights. >> reporter: these were two men who both came ready to tangle. >> i don't know what world these guys are in. >> on taxes. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve these important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. >> reporter: on medicare -- >> if they allowed medicare to bargain for the cost of drugs like medicaid can, that would save $156 billion right off the bat. >> and it would deny seniors choices. >> reporter: on the president's foreign policy. >> when we look weak our adversaries are much more willing to test us, they're more braz
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
new poll showing mitt romney gaining on president obama, as vice president biden and paul ryan get ready for their debate tonight. >>> getting a tattoo is often a fashion statement. it can also carry risks. michael finney with safety ti >>> welcome back. clouds hanging around even though the radar returns are starting to dry and move out over the ocean clouds are causes 69 minute flight arrival delays into sfo now. fargo, minneapolis, 60s and -- 40s, 60s and 70s everywhere else. right now newark and san francisco, sfo the only airports with flight arrival delays. flight tracker abc7news.com. delays from the weather or anything else. >>> 6:15. polls released overnight show how tight the race for president is now critical swing states that could decide next month's election. according to the new polls in colorado mitt romney has a 1 point need over the president 48-47% last month that number was reversed. in virginia the president enjoys a five point lead over romney, 51 to 46% unchanged from last month in wisconsin president obama has a three point lead, 50-47% down from the six poi
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
president obama in debate number two, he can still keep it cool and classy while letting biden go all the way off the leash. but even before the first presidential debate, the match-up between the two guys on the bottom of the tickets promise to be a must-watched event. what we saw in the debate between president obama and governor romney was an exchange of ideas. both share a practical approach to stimulating economic growth but have different ways of getting us there. the two guys that we're going to be watching on thursday, pragmatism doesn't begin to describe them. pugilistic, not pragmatic describes these guys. get ready for a clash of the i had i can't logs. they're champions of the sweet science of political and economic thought of their respective parties. the golden boy of the economic doctrine. ryan the self-described -- the architect of the conservative platform, upon which the gop now stands. the plan to slash the deficit by gutting social programs and his party is saying he built that. in the other corner, a granddaddy of the base. 29 years old, joe biden became one of the yo
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
woodward. and then... >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by $8 trillion. guess what? yes, we do. >> sean: yes, you do. finally, a politician is telling you the truth. lich, folks. that's the vice-president. if re-elected over a trillion doctors in new taxes. you want to vote for that option? we'll check in with charles krauthammer on this busy friday edition of "hannity." so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) what a strange place. geico®. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. is i can follow all my sports... catch the latest breaking news... keep in touch with friends... follow the financial headlines... find a great restaurant... and with siriusxm i can get weather forecasts... all from here. in my mercedes-benz. [ male announcer ] introducing mbrace2. the most comprehensive cloud-bas telem
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
campaign. could this be a link? we will ask bob woodward. and then... >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by $8 trillion. guess what? yes, we do. >> sean: yes, you do. finally, a politician is telling you the truth. lich, folks. that's the vice-president. if re-elected over a trillion doctors in new taxes. you want to vote for that option? we'll check in with charles krauthammer on this busy friday edition of "hannity." > >> sean: welcome back to "hannity." al gore playing obama's descrafterous debate performance on the altitude. my next guest says something was definitely up. but bob woodward believes he may have received troubling news that day. and according to the washington examiner, there is a major donor scandal story that the obama campaign is trying to suppress, involving overseas campaign contributions. joining me, the author of the new york times best seller, the price of politic, bob woodward is back. before we get into that part of the story, saw i this performance was so bad that it's worth explaining. i found your comments very interesting? >> well, two and-a-half mon
FOX News
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
coming up? that's the heavy weight stuff between obama and romney. the one advantage that biden laid down is in the you'll arguments he made the point that had been left out of the first debate. what he was trying to do was to set the premises for the up coming debate by filling in the larynx by answering the charges romney had made and obama had left unanswered. >> was this bv bee late a game changer? let's ask. democratic strategist. michelle talk with the economy. on that topic who came out on top? >> paul ryan came out on top. he did a great job continuing the momentum to what obama had the last four years. he was trying to laugh it off and discount a lot of what he was saying. the economy is not doing well he gave us a better future while biden was doing the status quo. >> he used the word inherited. at what point does that word expire? >> i think what vice president biden was doing is providing context. this was a context in which we entered office. we were losing 750,000 jobs now we have gained 5 million private sector jobs. it is important to know how we got here president ob
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am PDT
five days when president obama and governor romney take the stage again. but what biden did give is the president -- gave the president a path throwing his detractors off the scent and leading his best friend on the path towards victory. franklin, as the new guy at the table, i ask you first, did vice president biden get the obama campaign back in a place it wants to be? >> well, i'm not sure he got them exactly in the place where they want to be, but i think that he did help stem some of the damage. i think he made best bed wetting liberals like myself feel much better, that they had regained some of its offensive juju and weren't going to roll over why the rejuvenated romney walloped them. >> what was your assessment of paul ryan overall? we're going to get to specific sound but in terms of paul ryan and his debate skills last night, what -- how do you grade limb? >> i think what people are looking for when they are going to watch a debate like this, especially a young -- relatively young untested vp candidate like paul ryan, new to the national scene does had he cross the threshold a
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
shifted from foreign policy to the economy biden nailed nearly every attack line team obama has used this cycle. >> we moved in help and people refinance their homes, governor romney said no let foreclosures hit the bottom. but it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their lives. my friend recently in a speech in washington said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> even when biden wasn't on his campaign talking points he was using his very own special brand of biden-ooez to tug the rug out from under paul ryan's feet. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look here's the deal -- >> what does that mean. >> we irish call it mularkey. >> the greatest hope for republicans was a gaffe but biden managed to take his weakness and redirect it towards governor romney. >> romney is a good man, he cares about 100% of americans in this country. with respect to that quote, i t
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 3:00pm EDT
barack obama. obama's the deep thinker, the weary warrior. you have the sense in the first debate he didn't want to be there and shouldn't have to go through this. joe biden, on the other hand, i think he loves and embraces the political combat. i think he enjoys it and makes a big difference when you feel like the person on the stage is having fun. >> yeah. >> that makes a huge difference. and i do think he has a natural instinct to go for the attacks to be able to do it in a jovial way that doesn't come across as cutting and a challenge because they're seated at a table like this. >> one quick correction. obama said was that biden was a very good middle school debater. i just want to make sure -- >> entirely different people, you'd have that between biden and ryan, there's an age difference, a regional difference, a cultural difference between them and the men they are. maybe the experience gap is gigantic. and i'm just going to be watching to see what ryan does. how do you explain your budget and how you will pay for that? romney budget. he's repeatedly failed in the question. i don't have time to explain. i'm sure the vice president will be happy to cede
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
meanwhile, president obama has not spoken to the press since benghazi. actually i read today that joe biden hasn't spoken to the press in five months, no realistic press conference. mrs. clinton has sort of been in and out on this. but her role seems to be she's up to her eyeballs in the problem here. but ultimately, peter, this stops at the oval office, does it not? the buck stops there. >> well, can you blame them? can you blame them for not talking to the press about this? because it's a mess. and it's a national disgrace. >> peter brooks, you're terrific. thanks for helping us out. >>> watch coverage of the vice presidential debate tomorrow night beginning with "the kudlow report" at 7:00 eastern. special guest, among others, newt gingrich. that's all we have tonight. thank you very much for watching. tomorrow's big night, this vice presidential debate is going to matter quite a bit. i'm larry kudlow. we'll see you next evening. 1-800 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- td
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and the narrater says, look, the obama-biden ticket is not taking foreign policy issues seriously. so they're going to try to move that narrative a bit. but again, molly's right that this all resets tuesday in the leadup to the presidential debate and much of the vice-presidential stuff will then wash away. >> do you think that the vice president was laughing with a tone of mockery or an incredulous expressing the fact he could not believe what he was hearing? was that lost on the average person? >> i don't think we know yet. i haven't seen much polling. the polling that's come out from people that watched it sort of showed a wash. some had biden in these instant polls showing biden won, others had ryan. both sides did what they wanted to do. i mean, this was very much to the base. biden i think if you talk to liberals they liked that he was energetic and in your face and sort of mocking paul ryan. of course republicans had the opposite reaction. the key is what did that 5, 6% who's left out there, and i don't think we know that yet. >> i'm sure we'll find out. how about with you, mol
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
expect biden to turn in the performance that obama did not turn in. >> sure. >> do not miss the openings that obama missed going after the missing details of romney's plans, the context he didn't want to talk about the plans and seen paul ryan think of the issue of how to pay for the tax cut plan. paul ryan's been asked the time a few times and interviews on fox and you would think of as friendly territory. he said i don't know. he said i don't have enough time to get in to the numbers on this. i totally expect biden to come after ryan on that aggressively. i think the thought is, though, republicans had a long time. the ryan campaign and romney campaign knows this is coming and looking at romney's performance, it was glib, superficially appealing. he was able to dance around not providing details so i don't know exactly how they do it. i just -- i have a kind of hunch that, you know, they'll find something that paul ryan can say that will, you know, that will get around the criticism that biden's going to come in with. >> on the lowering expectations front, the president came o
WHUT
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
everybody said it, right, tonight so far, but biden said the word romney 18 times, ryan referred to obama or the president nine times. i think that just shows you how much biden was aggressive, trying to put ryan on the defensive and i think did sort of control the agenda of the debate, if you will, enforcing, and forcing ryan to be on the defensive but it is interesting, they both seemed to have separate game plans, the ryan folks got the impression that biden was going to throw everything at them and boy did he, i don't think he left anything out there and even got the phrase forcible rape in there, 47 percent, you name the detrimentally blue meat if you will rather than calling it red meat and biden threw it and ryan and ryan took the bait a couple of times but didn't take it a lot, i agree with john i think the abortion issue was probably the one opening there, if you are looking at where detrimentallies are going to try to democrats are going to try to drive a wedge, there is fascinating and a lot of chatter and republicans and mitch mcconnell on nbc, immediately .. tried to compare bid
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
president obama. >>> our partners from "u.s.a. today" will be fact checking what biden and ryan said just as they did during the presidential debate. joining me is one of the members of fact checking team paul singer. paul, good to you have here with us. we see the poll numbers 49% to 47%. this time in favor of governor romney. debates are really making a difference. the president's flat performance has changed things. what does joe biden have to do to turn things around? what does paul ryan have to do to keep things going? >> the question is whether joe biden can turn things around. the polls have moved in romney's favor. i think biden clearly wants to again make the difference between ryan and romney clear if he can, sort of separate them and say which side are you on on abortion, where are you on taxes, whose budget are we talking about, really try and nail down some of the facts that biden and obama feel were not clear enough and not made clear enough in the presidential debate. >> es that' because the president didn't -- that's because the president didn't make them clear. reall
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
president biden can change the conversation which would be a win for obama if he could do that. >> who has more to lose going into this tonight? oo evening paul ryan does even though he is inexperienced. it is a huge opportunity to introduce himself. he needs to hold his own. he needs to be seen as somebody who can step in for romney. there's a bit of a stature gap he needs to close that. >> that could also work in his favor as we saw when dick cheney and john edwards were together. let's take a look at a clip of that from viewers remind you have that. >> first time i ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight. >> that gave a real distance between the two. you saw the generational gap there but also a gap in experience in a way. >> it was a bright move by dick cheney saying you are a new comer nobody knows who you are. vice president biden is saying there's a chance to say i know foreign policy you don't. paul ryan the expectations are low for him. as long as he stands on stage and holds his own he will be fine. >> take a look at another blunder here. we remember thi
WETA
Oct 5, 2012 8:30pm EDT
have barack obama cleaning up barack obama this week, rather than joe biden cleaning him up. >> what do you think? vice-presidential debate is coming up. >> it just so happens that joe biden and paul ryan respect each other and get along very well. there were debt negotiations with those two were the ones that had the best rapport of all the participants. i think it will be a fun and enjoyable debate. joe biden has a good sense of humor. you are not going to see him and barack obama in the debate. >> i hope it is an existing debate. there were 50 million people watching the first debate. the question i have is, for how long? i was sitting there thinking, ok, obama did not show up to play. this is unbelievably boring. if i did not have to do this for a living, i would watch a show that i wanted to. >> it depends on your perspective. i found it fascinating. i was seized. my attention did not lapse for an hour-and-a-half. i think he might be slightly skewed. if you saw the joe biden clip, how does a man of uncertain age maintain such a high level of indignation, continuously, without ge
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
biden will be showing up at noon today. we have sound to share from president obama and paul ryan and he's been in nationally televised before. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. this is my first time. and what he can't run from is president obama's record. they are offering the same. >> joe needs to be joe. congressman ryan is smart and effective speaker but his ideas are the wrong ones. >> steve: we have seen a lot of polls on republican mitt romney and we will like to show you this. joe biden has more unfavorable than favorables. paul ryan plus 16 and that may due to the fact. can do record still being introduced in the country. he will get a chance to get better acquainted with folks who don't know him better tonight. >> gretchen: thank you so much. we'll talk to you soon. >> brian: i believe that this would be the most consequential debate. because of how poorly the president did. every 10 people that you talk tompt 7 out of 10 said that the president got crushed. momentum is firmly in the romney camp and now 42 year old paul ryan against 69 year old joe biden and a guy w
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, kentucky. today the shoe is on the other food for obama/biden and romney/ryan. last week it was the president's team facing high expectations. this week it is paul ryan who is expected to perform well. last week the stakes were monumental for the romney team who desperately needed a strong performance to overcome weeks of mistakes, bad polls and republican hand wringing. this week it is team obama facing high stakes to stop the bleeding and quiet the lamenting of freaked out democrats who were disappointed with last week's apathetic performance. the stylistic shoe may be on the other foot as well. ryan like obama can come across as cerebral and distant. one last thing, while the pressure is on for biden, a lot is at stake for ryan too. while he is well known by inside the belt way crowd, the national audience is just getting to know ryan. his unnecessary bending of the truth sullied his reputation. this is take two for ryan to make a favorable impression and to preserve his own future regardless of whether the romney ryan ticket. this is happening in kentucky, a state known for derb
Univision
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >>> por otra parte, biden sprem tÍo que el presidente obama nunca afirmarÍa el cambiar el seguro social, ni reemplazarÍa el medicare por un plan de cupones >>> miren amigos en quien confiaran. en un hombre que aumentara el medicare 6400 dÓlares al aÑo o en mÍ y el presidente. >>> se trata de opciones y competitividad nosotros preferirÍamos que 50 millones de personas de la tercera edad, determino en como utilizar el medicare. en vez que los burÓcratas. >>> biden atacÓ a ryan. en sus recortes de impuestos. y de no dar detalle de su plan lo que decimos es reducir la tasa de impuestos 20%. comenzando con los mÁs ricos. estos universitarios, creen que los candidatos vinieron preparados. >>> uno de los momentos que me intereso mucho fue al hablar de los impuestos y taxis. >>> la pregunta mÁs importante para mÍ fue quien pagara mÁs y quien pagara menos el mensaje de los candidatos ambos catÓlicos sobre el tema del aborto, impactÓ a muchos. >>> el aborto estÁ tras el doctor y la paciente. >>> este debate fue mÁs interesantes, dice esta profesora y las dirferencias entre ambos. p
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
and on the back of of the clipbd they had obama/biden stickers, looking for voters to get registered. >> now the response from the obama campaign. in a statement, an obama for america pox person saying, this incident represents a simple misunderstood understanding, representing a volunteer who is no longer with our organization. all of our volunteers go through a rigorous registration process. a month ago, immediately after the incident in question, the volunteer apologized to the school. as the pasco county superintendent has indicated in the press, the school has moved on from this, and so have we. next up, big bird and elmo taking the spotlight from the foreign policy in the campaign. and in 2 minutes, former governor, sarah palin taking on a new job. what is her next big project? and why would michelle obama approve? that's 2 minutes away. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> gretchen: president obama was asked his advice for joe biden. he said joe, should just be joe. some people say. >> steve: oh, no. >> in delaware the largest growth in population is indian american moving from india. you can't to a 7-11 or duncan doughnut unless you have a slight indian accent and i am not joking. stand up, chuck, oh, god love you, what am i talking about? i tell you what, you are making everybody else stand up, pal. >> thank you, perry and dr. pep yer chancellor. speak softly and carry a big stick, end of quote. i promise you, the presidnt has a big stick. >> steve: it just dawned on me boy wonder versus mr. blunder. >> brian: when the teleprompter. what am i telling the president? >> gretchen: and more to add to that real, but we don't have time. >> brian: class has been buried in the last three years >> chris: mitt romney will put you back in shape. do you have a favorite joe biden gaffe? if so e-mail us. we have three hours. >> brian: paul ryan doesn't come out in debates, but only on ad-lib speeches. >> gretchen: we are learning brand new details about the head
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. these people were coming to the lunch room with the clipboard and on the back, they had obama/biden stickers on the clipboard, you know, looking for voters to get registered. >> greta: now the response from the obama campaign, in a statement, an obama for america spokesperson saying, this incident represents a simple misunderstanding regarding a volunteer who is no longer with our organization. all our volunteers go through a rigorous and extensive training process to insure they comply with all laws, when reamingsterring voters. a month ago, immediately after the incident in question, the volunteer apologized to the school. as the pasco county school has indicated, the school has moved on from this. and so have we. >> next up, sesame street, big bird special elmo taking the spotlight. so what has the campaign come to? our political panel answers that next. and former governor and v.p. candidate sarah palin taking on a new job. what is her next big project? and why would first lady michelle obama approve? >> greta: lots of comfort food and exercise. that's alaska governor sarah palin's secre
PBS
Oct 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
hang on to its new momentum, while the obama-biden camp is trying to win it back. that left all of the pressure on the number two's today, as the hours counted down. the candidates were sounding upbeat, ahead of their face-off at centre college in danville, kentucky. vice president joe biden departed his home state of delaware today for the debate. >> i'm looking forward to it. >> woodruff: the republican vice presidential nominee, wisconsin congressman paul ryan, arrived yesterday. >> feel good about it. >> woodruff: but the public show of confidence belied the tension, as several new national polls show ryan's running mate, governor romney, with a slight lead, though within the margin of error. that made what happens on the stage tonight, even more critical. president obama called his vice president to wish him luck today, and voiced support for his man last night, in an interview on abc news. >> i think joe just needs to be joe. >> woodruff: and mitt romney played up ryan's chances, at a wednesday event, in ohio. >> i think paul ryan will do great. >> woodruff: the debate will r
CNN
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
agree that joe biden helped president obama going into next week's second presidential debate? >> i do. i think that he righted the ship as we were talking about last night. that there are lots of members of the democratic base who were very upset by the president's lack of passion. and joe biden had a lot of passion last night. and take a look at this because he particularly talked from the heart about medicare. >> look. folks, use your common sense. who do you trust on this, a man who introduced a bill that would raise it $6,400 a year, knowing it and passing it and romney saying sign it or me and the president. >> so that's what presidential elections are about. they're about trust. who do you trust? and on the particular issue of medicare where they believe they have an advantage particularly because of paul ryan's budget, joe biden perhaps was the best person to deliver that message to the american public. we're the guys you can trust. we like medicare. they don't. >> yeah. as long as they were talking about medicare or social security. >> yes. >> the democrats had an advantage
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 7:30pm PDT
whether joe biden would come out more aggressively after many said president barack obama failed to live up to expectations last week. we certainly saw that tonight as both the vice president and paul ryan went back and forth first over iran seeking a nuclear weapon. >> it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, or adversaries are much more willing to test us. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of ma larky. >> why is that so? >> bass not a single thing he said is accurate. >> things got more heated when the discussion turned to domestic issues. joe biden attacked mitt romney about his comment of 47% of americans seeing themselves as victims. it's something the president did not do. >> for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives, my friend in a spheech in washington said 30 per of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor are romney pays in his federal income tax. >> when barack obama was elected
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
, in that case, we think we have the facts and the issues on our side with the obama/biden team you'll get another four years like the last four years with the romney/ryan team, a real recovery with more jobs for everybody. >> now politico is reporting today that ann romney and tagg his son, one of his sons did an intervention to try to save the campaign if you will and let mitt be mitt and get the candidate to talk more about himself, talk more emotionally to give the foreign policy speech. in pushing back against some of the staff. can you help us out on that? what is the -- your perspective about it? >> i saw the story. it's a silly little story. there's no truth to it. we're focused on big things. yesterday the governor gave a speech where he talked about some of the very real foreign policy challenges facing us. he talked about building 15 ships a year so we can build up our navy. he talked about the importance of reforming our foreign assistance and linking it to positive outcomes. he talked about stopping iran's reckless pursuit for a nuclear weapon. these are the issues
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